Taking your child to the doctor for an ear infection
or a fever
is one time you see your pediatrician. But taking your child to the doctor for their annual well visit
or a sports physical is another type of visit altogether, and an important one not to miss. This is your chance to raise questions and concerns about your child's development, behavior, and general well-being — questions that are difficult to discuss during sick visits. It is also an opportunity to see how your child has grown, ask the doctor about sensitive subjects, and prepare your child for the best care possible.
Pediatrician David A. Levine, MD, FAAP, discusses how parents can prepare for these visits to make the best use of their time.